The same day that a riders group named it the best train and less than a week since it opened a new station in midtown Manhattan, the 7 train was totally shut down by a busted rail.
Service between Manhattan and Queens eventually resumed by Thursday afternoon, but the line had zero service between Times Square and Hunters Point for almost two and a half hours.
Service was restored by about 4 p.m., the MTA said.
Signal problems at the newly opened Hudson Yards station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue forced service to temporarily shut down for half an hour on Wednesday morning.
The Straphangers Campaign announced Thursday morning that the 7 train beat out other lines as the city's best train for the eight year in a row.